Carrick Castle Competition 2013

With this weekend begins the start of June, and for many, the start of Summer holidays. As we leave behind the doom and gloom of exam-riddled May for sunny June, many of our fencers are about to leave us for the summer. However, before they depart, it’s time first for the annual Carrick Castle Fencing Competition.

Excitement and anticipation is in the air, since for some this will be their last time fencing before jetting off for the summer. This is especially true for DUFC women’s Sabreur Rebekka Gondosch as this will be her last competition for DUFC as she is set to return to her native Canada afterwards. She has played an integral role for the women’s Sabre team at Inter-Varsities earlier in the year, and we wish her the best of luck this weekend, and thereafter.

Our troops journeyed up to Belfast on Friday evening ready to storm the castle gates the following morning. And take the castle by storm is just what our fencers did. Fueled on no doubt by the liquid energy consumed the night before, club captain Maxton Milner led the charge fencing his way to an impressive 3rd place finish in Men’s Foil. This excellent form was emulated  by our women sabreurs. Olivia Murray was victorious in the final, claiming a deserved 1st place, whilst Rebekka Gondosch ensured her final competition would be one to remember as she fenced her way to 3rd place.

Having secured medals in Foil and Sabre on Saturday, our fencers were determined to add an Épée medal to the list on Sunday. The best captains lead by example, and Max did just that, beating Richard Adams of Queen’s Belfast in the final to finish 1st in Men’s Épée.

4 medals, and fine performances by all who participated marked an end to what has been an excellent season for Dublin University Fencing Club. Although the successes of this competition will be celebrated, our fencers will next turn there attention to the approaching Student’s Five Nations tournament.

Results:

Saturday

Men’s Foil:

Max Milner 3rd 

Tom McCarton Last 16

Ross Byrne Last 16

Women’s Foil:

Kirsten Levermore Last 16

Men’s Sabre:

Fionn O’Connor Last 8

Women’s Sabre:

Olivia Murray 1st

Rebekka Gondosch 3rd

Evie Clarke Last 8

Sunday

Men’s Épée:

Max Milner 1st

Fionn O’Connor Last 8

Tom McCarton Last 8

Women’s Épée:

Emily Greenan Last 8

Kirsten Levermore Last 16

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Posted in Competition News and Reports, DUFC Competition News

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